Metallica Cancels Stockholm Show
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 16:51:50
Three-fourths of Metallica appeared onstage at a Stockholm concert on Sunday to announce that the band wouldn’t be playing because of James Hetfield’s sudden stomach illness.
“As you can see, one of us is missing tonight,” drummer Lars Ulrich told the crowd, referring to the frontman. “[We’re] truly, truly, truly sorry [for the last-minute cancellation]. Trust me, none of you guys wanna hear me, [bassist] Rob [Trujillo] or [guitarist] Kirk [Hammet] sing.”
In an official statement later that night, the band elaborated by saying, “Tonight's second show in Stockholm has been cancelled due to James falling ill and receiving medical attention at the hospital. The show WILL be rescheduled sometime this spring … We apologize to all our fans who have traveled from near and far and we look forward to coming back soon.”
—The ARTISTdirect Staff